Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak. Reinhold Messner turned to Pakistan after his successful climb of Kanchenjunga. On July 24 he climbed Gasherbrum II and on August 2 reached the summit of Broad Peak. He was accompanied by Pakistanis Nazir Sabir and Major Sher Khan. Broad Peak was Messner’s eleventh ascent of an 8000er. He has now ascended nine of the fourteen 8000ers and has climbed Everest and Nanga Parbat twice. Nazir Sabir climbed K2 from the west in 1981.